Elizabeth Hills Pedestrian Bridge, Boardwalks + Picnic Shelters
Once the historic Cecil Hills homestead, where cattle and horses grazed on grassy slopes, Elizabeth Hills is now a prized new community.
Yet although the space is now dedicated to residential living, its designers went to great lengths to ensure it remained a special part of its idyllic parkland surrounds. So the estate is characterised by gentle slopes, meandering creeks and open grassed woodlands.
Just as importantly, the designer envisaged an attractive waterfront setting for the surrounding residences, complete with bridges, boardwalks and pergolas.
Fleetwood was engaged as a collaborative partner in the design and construction of these elements – from Development Approval stage through to completion.
The most significant structure in the $450,000 project was a 30m multi-span pedestrian bridge over Hinchinbrook Creek. We took the architect’s bridge concepts and transformed them into tangible designs, using one of our standard bridge products as a base model. Then we successfully delivered and installed the bridge.
We also collaborated on the design of, then constructed, three extensive boardwalks and two shade pergolas. As with the bridge, all of these elements were dominated by Australian hardwood products.
Fleetwood was very proud to be a trusted partner in the creation of this project. Raising documentation, meeting stringent government requirements and working within the budget, all while maintaining the aesthetic drive of the project.
We were equally proud of delivering the end product. It was completed on time, and all parties were completely satisfied with the result.